Why Dairy Queen added virtual reality to training program

Why Dairy Queen added virtual reality to training program

Dairy Queen's Kim Brastad discusses the use of virtual reality and gamification in the chain's training program.

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Arby's franchisee weighs in on brand's 'tech tolerance'

Arby's franchisee weighs in on brand's 'tech tolerance'

COO Bo Davis discusses how he uses technology to keep employees engaged.

Sponsored by: Hughes

Mazzio's CEO: 'Today's generation wants to learn in a new way'

Mazzio's CEO: 'Today's generation wants to learn in a new way'

Millennials have changed the way Mazzio's trains employees.

Sponsored by: Hughes

Technology helping Rise to raise profile

Technology helping Rise to raise profile

Rise Biscuits Donuts director of technology discusses how the chain's use of technology is helping the brand expand.

Video: How Chick-Fil-A works with franchisees to ensure success

Video: How Chick-Fil-A works with franchisees to ensure success

The brand succeeds by having each franchisee become integrated into the community and is always seeking ways to boost the customer experience via new technology.

ICXSummit15: From scavenger hunt to Skydeck, the highlight reel

ICXSummit15: From scavenger hunt to Skydeck, the highlight reel

From an Under Armour installation that tests athletic ability to a Warby Parker photo booth experience, interactive customer experience was the order of the day at the inaugural Interactive Customer Experience Summit, held June 28-30 at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.

Groupon, PeachWorks execs discuss how technology benefits operations

Groupon, PeachWorks execs discuss how technology benefits operations

The CEOs of Groupon's Breadcrumb and PeachWorks discuss how their technology can help restaurants and retailers stay relevant.

Why Jersey Mike's added ordering and payments to their mobile app

Why Jersey Mike's added ordering and payments to their mobile app

Rich Hope, CMO of Jersey Mike's Subs, talks about the restaurant chain's mobile app.

How the Firehouse Subs mobile app meets consumer needs

How the Firehouse Subs mobile app meets consumer needs

Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs, talks about the two key ways his brand's mobile app meets customer needs.

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.

Bruster's CEO talks about the brand's anniversary, growth and proprietary operating system

Bruster's CEO talks about the brand's anniversary, growth and proprietary operating system

Sahene is also heading up a relatively new Philly Cheesesteak concept called Wit or Witout, which recently opened its third store and has sold its first two franchisees

Tech companies help operators go from 'reactive to proactive'

Tech companies help operators go from 'reactive to proactive'

Operators can now pull real-time data and sales forecasts to better control labor scheduling.

NEC debuts latest touchscreen kiosk at NRA

NEC debuts latest touchscreen kiosk at NRA

Rich Ventura of NEC Display Solutions demos the company's new touchscreen digital signage kiosks that many restaurants are using to showcase their LEED certification info.  

Square launches stand to create another way to use Square Register

Square launches stand to create another way to use Square Register

Square's Faryl Ury explains how the new stand created by Square allows brick-and-mortar merchants to use the free POS system. The stand can be bolted to the countertop, but merchants can also use the mobile app when making deliveries or taking transactions away from their stores.  

Heartland Systems' SmartLink unveils Food Safety Monitoring platform

Heartland Systems' SmartLink unveils Food Safety Monitoring platform

Heartland Payments' SmartLink unveiled a new food safety monitoring system at the National Restaurant Association Show last month. The system monitors cooler temperatures and alerts operators of any temperature discrepancies or compliance issues. It helps prevent food loss and streamline operations, according to Jim Ealy.  

Mobile printer helps with line busting

Mobile printer helps with line busting

Star's Jon Levin explains to Cherryh Butler, editor of fastcasual.com, how its new series of mobile printers can help retail and restaurant staff quickly checkout or serve customers.

NRA 2012: Speedline POS and eThor Media

NRA 2012: Speedline POS and eThor Media

Speedline Solutions and eThor Media announced their partnership during the 2012 NRA Show. The partnership allows restaurant operators to manage their entire digital footprint from one dashboard and is integrated with the Speedline POS solution.

NRA 2012: LevelUP

NRA 2012: LevelUP

Michael Hagan, COO of LevelUp, discusses the company's mobile payment and loyalty app during the 2012 NRA Show. The app is the second largest of its kind geared toward the restaurant industry.

NRA 2012: Online ordering

NRA 2012: Online ordering

Noah Glass, founder of web-based online ordering provider OLO, discusses online ordering trends during the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago.

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